A light lift is a self-contained winch used to raise and lower chandeliers and other types of luminaire or sculptures, providing easy access for cleaning and maintenance. More than a simple rope, a light lift is designed with safety in mind, adhering to stringent UK safety regulations, contributing to a safe working environment for employees.
Rather than incorporating a general-use winch system, lighting lifts are specially designed to completely obscure the winch mechanism. When a chandelier or high-level object is fully raised with a light lift, no mechanism parts are visible. The raising and lowering process can be controlled using a variety of methods to suit the chandelier and the environment in which it is sited:
✓ Wall-mounted push buttons
✓ Flying lead-style plug in remote
✓ Full radio remote control system
✓ Integration with all automation systems e.g., Crestron and Lutron
✓ Remote self-sustaining hand-crank
✓ Motorised winch
Lighting lifts can be used for both outdoor and indoor lights with a wide variety of applications. Used in sports halls and stadiums, museums and stately homes, retail units and breweries. Granted a Royal Warrant of Appointment, Penny Hydraulics light lifts are installed in several Royal Households across London, including Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle.